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Senior Technical Advisor (Natural capital)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location   England (Yorkshire & Humberside) - UK, England (North East) - UK, England (North West) - UK, England (West Midlands) - UK, England (East Midlands) - UK, England (East Anglia) - UK, England (South West) - UK, England (South East) - UK, England (South Central) - UK, England (London & Greater) - UK, UK - Flexible - UK
Salary   £47,646, pro-rata
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   16/07/2023
Company Name   Environment Agency
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Website   Further Details / Applications
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Senior Technical Advisor (Natural capital)

Organization: Environment Agency

Job Type: Permanent; Full time/Part-time

Location: National/Flexible

Salary: £47,646, pro-rata

Job ref: 26925

Start date: ASAP

Closing Date: 16 July 2023,23:55

About Us

The Environment Agency uses a natural capital approach to deliver more benefits for people and nature – creating climate resilient places, thriving wildlife, improving people’s health & wellbeing, and supporting a sustainable and resilient economy. Taking a natural capital approach is at the heart of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, and our own corporate strategy sets ambitious targets and outcomes that a natural capital approach will help us deliver and report on.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape and deliver a natural capital approach in the Environment Agency, ensuring nature’s contributions to people and the economy are recognised and valued, helping to reverse the decline in nature and tackle the climate biodiversity emergencies.

Your role with us

You will join the Natural Capital Team, based in the Chief Scientist’s Group, which co-ordinates and leads the Environment Agency's work on natural capital. We develop and embed natural capital evidence and tools into operational delivery and build staff capability and confidence to take a natural capital approach.

As a dynamic, collaborative, and organised technical leader you will:

  • Use your technical knowledge to lead projects to develop evidence and tools to understand the state and risks to natural assets and ecosystem services, and to track and report on environmental and socio-economic outcomes.
  • Use your excellent interpersonal skills to work with colleagues and external partners to embed natural capital evidence and tools across the Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment (NCEA) programme and the Environment Agency.
  • Provide specialist guidance and advice to support teams trialling natural capital tools.
  • Lead, shape and manage internal and external projects so they expand our evidence base, tools, and capability.

About You

We are looking for a technical leader who can work at pace and has the curiosity to learn and respond to what our partners need from this innovative approach to environmental management.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Technical knowledge of freshwater ecosystems.
  • Understanding of natural capital and its application to policy or environmental management.
  • Problem solving, comfortable working with complex scientific information and experience of using it to inform organisational approaches.
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills with experience of shaping and delivering ideas collaboratively.
  • Organised and flexible, with strong project leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Inclusive, valuing diversity in its broadest sense.

The Natural Capital team is friendly, collaborative and supportive.  We promote an inclusive culture and welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

  Further Information

We currently have a range of exciting permanent and temporary opportunities in our growing team. Please do call the contacts listed on the adverts if you are interested in any of the posts to find out more and to get to know our friendly team. The posts currently available include Senior Team Leader, Senior Technical Advisor (Natural Capital), Technical Advisors (Natural Capital and Data & Mapping). See the Environment Agency Careers website for details of all the  vacancies.   

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits, including flexible working and an excellent pension, details of which can be found in the candidate pack on our website.

If you would like to find out more, we’d be pleased to have an informal discussion, contact: Ruth Jones, Natural Capital Manager, 07799 657899, ruth.jones@environment-agency.gov.uk.

For more information about the roles and how apply at: Senior Technical Advisor (Natural capital) - 26925 - Environment Agency Jobs

Interviews will be held using MS Teams in early September.




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